- The Washington Times - Friday, November 13, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner was confronted in Chicago Thursday by a group of LGBT protesters who claimed her fame and fortune don’t fairly represent the trans community.

“You are an insult to trans people, you are an insult to women,” one protester said through a bullhorn outside the 7th annual Speaker Series luncheon for the Chicago House, where Ms. Jenner spoke to a group of 1,000 people, Entertainment Tonight reported.

The group, who dubbed their protest “I Ain’t Cait” on Facebook, explained their issues with the former Olympian stem from economic inequality.

“Chicago House, a non-profit who claims to support those of us in the LGBTQ community who experience marginalization, homelessness, and economic exploitation, is holding a fundraiser this Thursday,” the event reads.

“Who, you may ask, did they select to speak on the issues facing trans people and especially trans women in our city?” the group writes on its Facebook event page. “Caitlyn Jenner, who lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experiencing homelessness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10K per year.”

In a video from the altercation, published by ET, Ms. Jenner appears to try to talk to the protester, who angrily yells “get away from me” and “don’t touch me,” before Ms. Jenner is escorted away by her security.

“The chaos outside was a great contrast to the uplifting atmosphere inside where Caitlyn had just given her speech,” B96 Chicago radio personality Showbiz Shelly, who witnessed the confrontation, tells ET. “I thought she handled the situation with poise. By confronting the protesters in the way she did, she emphasized the themes she talked about in her speech. To be respectful, be brave and stand up for what you believe in.”

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